*RB32* Smoody's Rocket Bunny R32

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  1. smoody

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    well I think its about time i made a build thread for this seen as though ive unveiled it to the public on facebook!

    im smoody and I drive for automotive workz drift team.
    It is to my knowledge the first rocket bunny v2 r32 skyline made.

    I built this car from initially purchasing an r32 skyline bare shell, and I mean bare!
    it has been the biggest task ive taken on so far and started the build two years ago.
    I initially made the outside pretty standard with gtr arches, overfenders and the type m kit.

    I fitted a series 2 rb25 in and kept it standard initially and had it on the track at the beginning of last year. the initial teething problems I found and locked it away in the garage for a further year!
    I would say its 90% complete and should be ready and competing this season!

    See the first comment below for spec list!

    All rocket bunny kit is rivnutted with csk washers and gold center bolts
    50mm spacers all round
    Rota Alloys
    Complete wire tuck
    Tubbed arches

    All work and fabrication had been done by myself to date
    some photos :)
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]ill try post more photos if I get a chance. Thanks :)
     
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  2. david.fryklind

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    Looks promising! That spec list hough, could need some tidying up, i stopped reading it!

    Engine:
    3" Fmic
    Driftworks supercool radiator
    Rb25 s2 engine
    Greedy inlet
    13 row oil cooler
    HY35 turbotial 44mm external wastegate
    6 boost top mount manifold
    custom made turbo back exhaust
    90mm throttle body
    maf delete
    Link G4+ ECU
    Denso 850cc injectors
    Braided odorless fuel line
    Fuel pressure regulator
    Top mount fuel rail
    walbro 255
    lift pump
    100 micron pre filter
    8 micron filter
    Swirl pot
    bosch 044
    custom prop
    rb25 box
    solid custom nylon engine mounts

    Handling:
    z32 brake setup
    Samurai sword hydro
    35mm extended fromt s14 lower arms
    extended steering arms
    Driftworks kinked and offset tension arms
    Driftworks geomaster v2 front hubs
    offset rack spacers
    Daiama coilovers
    s14 rear subframe with solid mounts
    s14 lower control arms
    custom made rear control arms
    welded diff
    PAS Cooler

    Interior:
    W driver seat
    cobra Monaco passenger seat
    TAKATA harnesses
    nardi wheel
    6 point custom cage
    hand held and plumbed in extinguisher

    Exterior:
    Genuine Rocket bunny s13 v2 arch kit
    RB v2 skirts
    Ducktail spoiler
    R32 gtr front wings
    R32 gtr rear overfenders
    GTR R33 style front bumper
    Custom made rear diffuser RB style

    Think i got it all right.., Youre welcome ;)
     
  3. smoody

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    Cheers Dude! I had it all listed like that! Posted and didn't check it over after I was in a rush. ive tried fixing this twice but it wont work!
     
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    Looks good fella, that a PS13 rocket bunny rear spoiler?
     
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    yeah, closest one i could find to fit and thanks!
     
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    Sounds awesome!

    Shame I cant see the pictures, will check back on the laptop when I get home from work.
     
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    Ace. Did the rocket bunny arches just go straight over the gtr f&r arches or did you have to do a fair bit of messing around? The fit on the leading rear arch looks like they were designed together lol.
     
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    Heat gun, angle grinder and glass mats are the way to go with this! Things can be moulded and shaped as best you can with heat, other things need cut, shaped and re glassed
     
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    edited so its more readable!
     
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    Engine bay before wire tuck etc

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    engine bay now wth new inlets, turbo etc
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    currently making the exhaust system and decided to go for a shotgun style back box

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    still need to tidy the pipes up and mount locations but this is the fuel setup

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    Very nice moter
     
  12. smoody

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    Fitted my new diff yesterday, Nismo 2 way 4.1:1 ratio complete with the 5 bolt half shafts! should be an improvement over the 3.7:1 welder.

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    made the 3" SS elbow and downpipe for the new setup complete with v bands

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    hopefully keep the progress going and get this finished soon :D
     
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    Bad ass build *following*
     
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    Elbow and downpipe all finished and heat wrapped. Back box hangers fitted and welded in place
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    not many photos as its all been ;little things that ive been working on, but the most recent change is ive finished the screamer pipe out of the bonnet!

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    hopefully thin month ill get the little wiring things sorted and the whole car painted.

    the next step after that will be getting the ecu mapped.
     
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    That's super awesome. I love the Rocketbunny on this one!
     
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    cheers dude :D
     
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    Quick update, ive been doing quite a few little things, relocating fuel lines, little bits of wiring, plumbing in lines and getting the pipework for the intercooler mocked up, so not much to show.

    however yesterday I spent a bit time adding a nice stainless plate at the bottom of the extended arms for added strength also fitted some lock stops.

    I know I know... no one wants their lock to stop but it has to somewhere, and it seems the tyre is rubbing on the anti roll bar even with 35mm widened lower s14 arms that are 20mm wider than the standard 32 ones, AND 50mm wheel spacers. so needs must.

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    The lock with lock stops fitted (full left lock while jacked up)

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    and yes I do know I need some new boots on the rod ends! haha
     
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    modified the drivers side lower arm today strengthened and lock top added, this time I jacked the lower arms up to simulate the car on the floor and went full lock, it seems I have more clearance when the car is dropped down so I could wind the lock stops further in!

    little photo of the cage dodging door cards
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    feeling like its close to driving now! it was about a year ago that I first had it driving so cant wait to have it sliding again only this time even better :D
    little photo from Teesside about a year ago
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    im really hoping it makes me as happy as my s14 did before I sold it last year to fund this!

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    It's looking great mate, should look well smart when you've finished... :cool::thumbs::cool:

    Any ideas what colour you're gonna finish her in? :confused::confused:
     

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